Looking in the Mirror
7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.
When Daniel saw this vision was it a dream kind of vision?
It is written that the people with him could physically experience the power of the 'vision' that Daniel was having and they ran away.
When Jesus ascended to Heaven it is written He went up in a cloud. Is Heaven up? Up from USA or up from Australia? Do we not realize the earth is round and our up is someone else's down?
The Hebrew word 'marah' used here for vision refers to a looking glass or mirror.
A mirror is used to see the reflection of reality; it does not show what does not exist but that which does.
What Daniel saw was not just a dream but a look at the spiritual mirror. A spiritual shows the spirit world of which our creation is part of. In the spirit world time is not like our earthly time so one can see across time.
In the Bible there are prophesies which are specifically given as per earthly time and there are prophesies which are given according to spiritual time. To gauge earthly time the Lord has given us the stars, the moon and all heavenly bodies for the whole universe which works like a clock. To gauge spiritual time one cannot see the clock but can see the results of the clock. Most of the scriptures in the Bible are based on this spiritual clock.
But not to let spiritually growing man to be lost the Lord has given us some hints of the spiritual clock with the earthly clock. Thus for example the exact time of Jesus' second coming is not given in earthly clock but with spiritual clock and therefore even though disclosed it is still not known when. Thus to know it we need to see in the spiritual mirror at the spiritual clock and it effects the fall of events in this world.
When Jesus was asked the question 'when will the end come?' He did not give a date but gave a series of events. Until all the events as per prophesies are not fulfilled the coming of the end will not happen. So to know things let us not look at our earthly clock but looking at the unfolding of events as per prophesies.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, to save us You gave us your Word - the Book of Instructions. Lord Jesus, as we eat your Flesh and break our bodies like You did for the glory of God open our minds to understand your Word and thus coming to know the Truth help us walk according to your Instructions and return unto You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
3 And as he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man lead you astray.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall lead many astray.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled: for these things must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places.
8 But all these things are the beginning of travail.
9 Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all the nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many stumble, and shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray.
12 And because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall wax cold.
13 But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony unto all the nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that readeth understand),
16 then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains:
17 let him that is on the housetop not go down to take out things that are in his house:
18 and let him that is in the field not return back to take his cloak.
19 But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days!
20 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on a sabbath:
21 for then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the electís sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the Christ, or, Here; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
25 Behold, I have told you beforehand.
26 If therefore they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the wilderness; go not forth: Behold, he is in the inner chambers; believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto the west; so shall be the coming of the Son of man.
28 Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
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